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Becoming Independent

Your journey through high school is just the beginning of your independence. You might be looking forward to moving out, being able to stay up as late as you want, and all of the other benefits that being independent can bring. But, unfortunately, it comes with a lot of work as well. There’s so much …

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Staying Active at Home

Just because you might have to stay at home, doesn’t mean you’ll have to turn into a couch potato. Staying active is great for your physical and mental health but it’s also a fantastic way to pass some time. There are tonnes of work out routines already available online, with more being added by the …

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New Year new start

New Year, new start

New Year is usually a time for celebrating. This year saying bye to 2020 is most definitely worth a celebration, but what about 2021? A New Year symbolises fresh starts, new beginnings and looking towards the future with hopeful optimism. You could make this New Year’s the year when you begin to turn your dreams …

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Financial support for apprentices and trainees

Did you know that financial support like Youth Allowance and ABSTUDY aren’t just for university students? If you’re doing a full-time apprenticeship or traineeship, you could also be eligible to receive financial support. You can find heaps of information on the Services Australia website about the payments you might be eligible for and how you …

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Are you ready to leave school?

Are you ready to leave school?

Finalise your 2021 study or work plans   Now’s the time (if you haven’t already) to finalise what you’ll be doing next year.   Planning a gap year?   You’re perfectly entitled to take a break and have some fun. Even if international travel isn’t on the cards just yet, there is plenty that you …

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Boost your employability post high school

Boost your employability post high school

If you’re still at high school and already looking for ways to give your employment prospects a boost once you graduate, there’s a few things that you can do: Actively engage in career education – ask questions, search for information, read resources, send an email to info@studyworkgrow.com.au if there’s any specific careers you’d like to …

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How to find balance in Term 4

How to find balance in Term 4

Term 4 is here, and 2020 is almost over. So let’s inject some balance back into what is traditionally the most bonkers term of the year, and talk about ways to find balance right now. The way we view the work-life balance is changing, but studies continue to show that having a work-life balance that …

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8 tips on how to achieve better work-life balance

8 tips on how to achieve better work-life balance

Prioritise your time A good work-life balance is important for us as individuals preventing workplace burnout helping us to reduce stress levels to feel happier and more contented with our lives. Ultimately promoting better mental health for us and those around us. Creating workplace environments that foster work-life balance can also be beneficial to employers. …

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Help Stop Cyberbullying

Did you know that up to 1 in 5 young people have experienced cyberbullying? If you or your friends have been bullied online, there are resources out there to help. Take a look at the Queensland Government’s Stop Cyberbullying website to find out more about what cyberbullying is, how to stop it, and where you …

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7 brain boosting snack foods

Feeling hungry can really impact on your ability to concentrate and stay on task. It’s so tempting to reach for easy and delicious packaged snacks that might not be doing us any favours. So, if you’d like to be a bit more health conscious and feel better that your snack habits are actually boosting your …

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Accessing Financial Support

With the current COVID-19 situation, you might have found that your work situation has changed. If you’re needing to access a payment, Headspace has written a great article detailing what you could be eligible for, and how to navigate Centrelink’s website. Check it out here: https://headspace.org.au/covid-19/financial-support-for-young-people-impacted-during-covid-19/

Coping with Coronavirus Stress

In these strange times, it’s normal to be stressed and uncertain about the future. If you are finding that you’re not coping well and struggling to keep up, don’t panic. There are tons of resources available to help you. Headspace has put together a great guide specifically for young people on what you can do …

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Stay Fit at Home with the YMCA

Even though their centres are currently closed, you can still work out with the YMCA using their new online platform. Watch videos of all types of YMCA classes, including yoga, bootcamp, pilates, tai chi and more. Find out more here: https://ymca360.org/

Saving Your Money

A lot of workplaces are currently being affected by the coronavirus. You might be worried that you’re not getting as many hours at your job, or maybe you have been temporarily stood down. First of all, don’t panic. The Government has announced their JobKeeper payments, meaning you could earn an extra $1,500 a fortnight. To …

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Need to Relax?

Finding yourself a bit overwhelmed, or need something to do while you’re stuck at home? We’ve gathered some online resources for you to enjoy, helping you chill out while keeping your mind busy. 1. Online Jigsaw Puzzles The Museum of New Zealand has put released some great interactive jigsaw puzzles featuring works from their collection. …

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4 tips to help get smart about money

What is financial literacy?   By the time you leave high school and often before, it’s important to learn how to manage your money and make decisions that make financial sense for your situation. If you can budget, manage your money, make wise decisions about your spending and saving habits, then you’re well on your …

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Making Money as a Teenager

Sometimes finding a job can be difficult, and especially if you have to juggle it around study and other extra curricular activities. But there are plenty of other ways you can earn a bit of extra cash with just a small investment of your time. 1. Babysitting Got a neighbour or someone you know with …

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Ready to leave school?

If you’re about to leave school and begin the next chapter of life, it can be exciting and of course – a little bit daunting. Here’s our top things to consider, if you haven’t already.   Money: Whether you plan to start working straight away, get an apprenticeship or traineeship, or plan to do further …

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Are you Moving Away to Study?

If you are moving away from home to begin your study, you may be entitled to claim Fare Allowance from Centrelink. Fare Allowance can help you cover the costs of transport if you need to travel for your study. If you study on campus, you can use the allowance for all of these: 1 trip …

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Hobart PCYC Teen Gym Program

Teen Gym is a program for 12-15 year olds, aimed at teaching participants how to correctly use equipment in gyms. This program is fully supervised by a qualified personal trainer, and seeks to build confidence for youths in a gym environment. The program covers: Correct technique while using pin loaded equipment, cardio equipment, and free …

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Bringing your travel mindset home with you

Travel is part and parcel of life for most of us, one way or another. Whether it’s through family holidays, road trips, camping weekends, gap years, volunteering, or the annual leave you hang out for when you’re working. The good news is there’s to more to travelling than just the photos and memories. Leaving behind …

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2040

What will life be like in 2040? It’s not that far away, but we mostly hear lots of negative news about how the world is descending into a decline, ice sheets melting, pollution and so on. This new film due to be released in Cinemas on May 23 provides a refreshing and positive way of …

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Leavers WA 2019

Current Year 12’s are you ready to celebrate the end of your schooling? Leavers is coming up between Monday 18th to Thursday 21st November 2019, you might want to start planning. Here’s a link to help you kick start your planning. If you’re planning on heading to Busselton and Dunsborough, then you might like read …

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Alternatives to Schoolies

If the thought of a traditional schoolies week isn’t appealing to you, then there are still plenty of other ways you can cut loose and celebrate the end of Year 12.   Simply relax Stay at home, organise catch up with friends, if it’s hot head to the beach, or spend some time catching up …

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Schoolies Resources 2019

If you’re in Year 12 and planning on heading off to schoolies, here are some resources you might like to check out.   These are the dates for Schoolies in your State . This is a comprehensive Schoolies Survival Guide, with tips about where to go, things to consider and safe partying. Schoolies be safe …

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Improve your mood, change your diet

The average Australian consumes 19 serves of junk food a week, and far fewer serves of fibre-rich fresh food and wholegrains than recommended. This leaves us overfed, undernourished and mentally worse off. Find out which foods could improve your mood or help combat depression.

Resilience, Persistence, Perseverance, Self-control

The One Important Career Skill You Are Likely Overlooking. Your ability to self-regulate and motivate will help you reach your long-term goals. Here’s a short read containing 5 tips on how to cultivate tenacity.

21 Daily Life Hacks for Success

Want to achieve more this year? Have a read through this slideshow to learn ways you could manage your time more effectively.  

3 Things Every Twenty-Something  Should Know When It Comes To Money

3 Things Every Twenty-Something  Should Know When It Comes To Money Tracking how much you spend on coffee each week? Saving for your first home? What about your super? These questions might make you want to crawl under a doona and hide but facing your financial fears could do you a lot of favours. Read …

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Fruit and veggies could make you happier

A new study has found more evidence to suggest eating more fruit and vegetables can improve your mental (as well as your physical) health. Researchers have analyzed data from more than 40,000 people in the UK, and found that changes in fruit and vegetable consumption are correlated with changes in mental well-being. The findings indicate …

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Welcome back

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ready to make 2019 amazing? Us too.   School’s just starting up, and it’s a great time to get yourself set up with a positive mindset.   That positive mindset will make it easier for you to perform at your best, recover from any setbacks you might face this year, and tackle choosing what you …

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Beautiful Minds – Self Esteem & Confidence Education

Beautiful Minds tackles the tough topics, bringing them to light so our youth feel empowered, educated and supported throughout their often-challenging journey of being a teenager. Workshops, School Programs and Retreats. Find out more – https://beautifulminds.com.au/

6 New Year’s Resolutions to inspire you

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]2019 is nearly here.   Traditionally New Year is a time for reflection. What’s happened over the last year, good and bad. What would you do differently if you had your chance again?   Well guess what – you have the opportunity to start fresh and make 2019 your best year yet.   What’s a …

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It’s a time for giving

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Actually, we’re going to challenge you to give something back to yourself this Christmas. Because you deserve it. And let’s face it, we’re all fantastic at selecting our own presents.   Life can be brilliant, but it can also be hard, and the holiday season can bring up issues that lay in waiting the rest …

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ATAR & OP Release Day is almost here

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]   This is it.   You’ve worked long and hard, and your exams and assessments are done, and it’s completely normal to feel apprehensive about your results.   But there’s no need to panic.     Get some perspective   Yes, your marks are a big deal. Don’t get us wrong, we’re not trying …

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Make Your Summer Holidays Count

The end of school is almost here, rushing towards us faster than a freight train. And after a long year at school, the summer holidays are your well-earned break. I hereby give you permission to relax, recover and recharge, ready for next year. You should never feel pressured into doing anything you don’t want to, …

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What to wear to an interview

You’re worried because you care. And you’re right to care, because what you wear to a job interview matters. Science shows that a great outfit can empower you, boost your confidence levels, and help you make a killer first impression. So whether you’re meeting with a recruiter, having an informal catch-up about a role over coffee, …

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Griffith University – Get the Skills you need to succeed at University

GET/UPP Free 5 day program The GET/UPP program is an opportunity to ‘test drive’ university and see if it’s right for you. This free five-day program helps you learn about:  Managing your time  The academic library  Researching for assignments  Reading and writing academically  Preparing for assessments  Studying in the digital environment  Study pathways and career options  Student …

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Are you limiting yourself?

Choosing what to do when you finish school is hard. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying (or has had a lifelong dream to be a policeman/nurse/astronaut). There’s a lot to consider, and sometimes you just need to go with your gut. Let me explain: When choosing what to do after school, students often take …

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Surviving High School | 16 October

Entering High School can be as daunting for parents as it is for their child. It is a huge time of change and coupled with the fact that starting high school often coincides with the onset of puberty, it can be quite a roller coaster ride. During this practical session, Sharon Witt will discuss specific …

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Student Exchange Australia/New Zealand – Info Sessions

October 11 | Brisbane October 18 | Canberra October 23 | Wollongong October 25 | Melbourne October 25 | Sydney If you would like to find out more information on our programs, please come along to meet our staff, hear comprehensive information on all aspects of exchange, listen to former exchange students talk about their …

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